13 year old Logan quits school and starts home schooling education system - TED

Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.

Logan's story can be seen in a similar light as Jacob Barnett's story who was first put in Special Ed by his school until he was pulled out of standard education and is now seen as an incredibly intelligent young person who is on track to winning a Nobel Prize one day.

More on Education & Homeschooling
Education is often considered the foundation for creating a well rounded and productive society, but this belief usually stems from being sure that those coming out of the education system are able to keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies in a system that requires constant growth. Instead of having creative and out-of-the-box-thinking people, the current style of education creates more submissive, obedient and trained graduates so the current system is always maintained.

What this means is that standard education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and follow within the confines the system sets out. Sir Ken Robinson gave a famous TED talk in 2007 where he discussed his beliefs about how education kills creativity. This TED talk is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and has inspired many to re-think the way we are educating our children. Since traditional education is still taking its time with adjusting, many are turning to homeschooling as a solution as it allows children to explore education much like Logan did.

Currently about 3.8% of children ages 5 -- 17 are home schooled in the US. In Canada, that number drops to about 1%. This is a number that is expected to continue growing in both countries as more see the limitations of our current education system. Also, studies done in the US and Canada show that home schooled children out perform their peers from both private and public schools.

In my view, home schooling is much more likely to create a creative, adaptive, and forward thinking person who is less conditioned to think only within the small confines of a crumbling system. Does this mean it is for everyone and that one can't turn out that way through standard education? No, I simply feel the chances are far greater with homeschooling.

My decision to leave school behind when I was in college came from the same beliefs I hold today about education. I felt confined within the system and I felt it wasn't going to lead me somewhere I wanted to be. It didn't mater whether I was studying business, engineering, marketing or music, I did not enjoy the methods and couldn't see a way to change things except by leaving. Aside from what society would make us think, leaving education and a diploma behind was one of he greatest decisions I have ever made as I was then able to explore and learn anything I wanted without having to worry about a rigid structure which promotes memorization and useless testing. I believe we will be OK if we leave the current education system behind and choose other methods. This isn't to say homeschool is for everyone, but I truly believe that a drastic, and I mean drastic, change in the way our education system functions needs to happen, and soon.

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Автор pokemon crafts ( назад)
Lmao this is exactly what I did. Not the most awe inspiring thing I've ever

Автор OnePieceShooter 6 ( назад)
Fuck the system

Автор Misa Amane ( назад)
I'm sorry this is the only thing I took from this but he's cute lol

Автор CosminZeed - True ( назад)
You know why he's so smart? Because he's not a robot who has to go to
school and deal with the bullshit in there

Автор Peter McArdle ( назад)
well shit

Автор Xavier Mina ( назад)

Автор MaKlim ( назад)
This kid won't need to apply Harvard, they are going to apply him

Автор C.R. Ford ( назад)
This kid hacked life...well done i cried so hard. Happiness is a priority
on my list and positive energy my focus. Let the unschooling begin!

Автор H3M TeamRed ( назад)

Автор hussein koronto ( назад)
its so annoying almost every year we learn the same thing
kindergarden-2nd grade=addition subtraction and spelling
3rd-fourth grade=multiplacation division and spelling

Автор Attack On titan theory teller ( назад)
I wanna be homeschooled but my mom won't let me

Автор Beatriz Costa ( назад)
I wanna be a surfer😌, ocean is my home♥

Автор Tyler delahay ( назад)
So he skates...

Автор ZironXKode ( назад)
funny how my name is logan, I'm 13 and being homeschooled for skating haha

Автор Hannah Milligan ( назад)
I wish I could do that but I can't

Автор Hannah Milligan ( назад)
TRUE 🤔🤔🤔🤔😋😋😋

Автор Jaylen Coaxum ( назад)
He looks just like a girl

Автор Latoya Wright ( назад)
The fact that this kid is speaking at TED, speaks volumes about our public
schools. #publicschoolisfailingourfuture 😪😢

Автор Cute and Dorky 2pm ( назад)
i wished i was home schooled, but to answer his question of “why are there
not more kids like me?” the answer is because not everyone is as fortunate.
I wished I was home schooled, so I can learn at my own pace. I feel like
I'm too fast for the other kids in my classes. I learn fast, but the other
students not as much... Right now, in organic chemistry, I'm the only who
really understands. I know everyone learns differently and at different
paces, but honestly I don't think I'm the fast one. I think my classmates
are kind of slow... I understand if a teacher repeats and reteach once or
twice, but five or seven times doesnt make sense.
Maybe it's because I go to public school, but I can't change that, for I'm

Автор Nate Hunter ( назад)
Greetings from the future. Nowadays, this time range is called the "Public
School Age." It's known as one of the darkest times in history.

Автор Vb Baxter ( назад)
Omg in the dumbnail i thougt that it was a girl oups

Автор the_last gunn ( назад)

Автор J. Yousef Rousseau ( назад)
Hope he grows up wanting to get a haircut too

Автор Catherine Collins ( назад)
Shoot at first I thought this guy was a girl till he said teenage boy

Автор Todd Lavigne ( назад)
well originally...happiness and health are the job of the dumb ass parents.
Education is about mental development and eventually training for a career.
Not the teachers job to make you healthy or happy. That's the parents job.

Автор kiwifruitkl ( назад)
I think every society should have some creative types. They are the
innovators and thinkers. But for the rest of society, conformity should be
maintained. Once a new idea is unleashed, it should take some time for the
general public to accept or reject. If accepted, then a new trend will
arise. I do not believe that everyone should be innovators and thinkers;
some people should, while the majority of society should form a cohesive,
united society.

Автор blood moon ( назад)
Education is geared towards making money>? you must be joking !!
Schools are Programming Prisons For Your Kids memorization is not education

Автор IrishPride 29 ( назад)
Just when you think America can't get any dumber this dumbshit kid stands
up on stage babble this shit .

Автор Melbet Mccurdy ( назад)
I think one of main things for high schools shall be the rule that claims
how there shouldn't be any ppl in high school who dont actually want to be
there and how students can be kicked out of school for not showing any
willing to study/accept help from teachers either.This would at least keep
those who actually wants to be in school,lower bullying by at least 50%,add
a subject that offer discuss about school in general and the most
importantly take away this bad,bad influence that those 'Im here cause
parents forced me' students disappear and make better school community.

Автор Farsen ( назад)
when youre 16 and you get taught by a 13 year old, respect my young
teenager, respect.

well at first I thought that kid was a girl

Автор ButterSquids ( назад)
The amount of homework I get is ridiculous, I wish I could be homeschooled

Автор jezioo ( назад)
how sad a teenage boy have to tell adults these

Автор antred11 ( назад)
Damn, I don't think I've ever heard such an eloquent 13 year old. He'd talk
me into the ground easily, and I'm nearly 3 times his age.

Автор Jessica Thompson ( назад)
So many insecure people commenting on his looks instead of his success-

Автор Exotic Butters ( назад)
"How to get girls to like me?"
First off, get a haircut... Then we can talk about girls

Автор Abby Diggs-Hughes ( назад)
I came back to this video after a year and I now understand it even more.
Great video.

Автор NeRv KiLo ( назад)
Minecraft is for fags

Автор Mariano Ortiz ( назад)

Автор TARDIS ( назад)
I wish I could be homeschooled

Автор naruto alif ( назад)
Damn son u smart as fuck dude

Автор Inject Reaction ( назад)
this is a girl

Автор Magdalena Arias ( назад)
Man, this kid is so talented and very, very smart! He has incredible public
speaking abilities too!

Автор A Very Kawaii Potato ( назад)
I thought he was a girl in the beginning... 🙄

Автор Tangerine Dreamer ( назад)
Great speaker for a 13 year old kid well done 👏👏👏👏

Автор Sr.Panchito Feliz # ( назад)
Instead of shooting up his school, hes gonna shoot up his home :v

Автор Average tech ( назад)
I was gonna subscribe but it was at 666 so...

Автор Wolf Cat ( назад)
this child is smart he knows whats going on around him.

Автор Wolf Cat ( назад)
I seen this sick minded distgusting world we live in, like America most of
the music system is about sex and drugs ect - rap is a music that has no
honor no love for motivation nothing left but rude and disrespectful human
beings that don't deserved to live in this world.

Автор Lauren Schlosser ( назад)
Is the thirteen year old a boy or a girl?

Автор James Quaranto ( назад)
The only problem is that you need to have been prepared for college. You
still need to have a degree to get a decent job. I'm not saying that you
can't go to college if you are homeschooled, but, people who are
homeschooled are at a great disadvantage because the implementation of
college is so different and takes a lot of time to get used to. The
education system in college needs to be changed before k-12 education

Автор Iliyan Husein ( назад)
I wanna be a pro skier...

Автор A-Tech ( назад)
Bruv anyone else think he was a chick?

Автор Josh Hansen ( назад)
I was just thinking, that probable the average person spends 20 years of
there life doing "school", which is study for a test get an A then forget
every thing on it.... that is sad

Автор Peachy GURL ( назад)
this kid is amazing👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Автор Jessica Bow ( назад)
This guy is so smart and should be given the opportunity to do whatever he
wants. I totally agree with what he said.

Автор MrRazorFTW ( назад)
*cough* snowboarding is better *cough*

Автор Milanda Alqistina ( назад)
My previous school was so bad :( i got bullied . And now , i've moved . But
it's still the same . I want homeschool:((

Автор omar Waheed ( назад)
its a boy? pink cheeks and feminine voice man

Автор Jeff The Killer ( назад)
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a
tree, it will live its whole life believing that he is stupid.

Автор bjørn andreas bentsen ( назад)
this boy is wise way beyond his fucking years. god damn. this is so
inspiring. oh my god

Автор King of Sorrow ( назад)
I feel old being 16...

And I still got no idea who I want to be when I grow up and I'm almost to
the 18 mark...

Автор Depressed Kermit ( назад)
I hate school it's basically prison

Автор Kurt Hugo ( назад)

Автор Shadow the Therian ( назад)
Yes, I've been trying to drop out of school but my parents won't let me!

Автор Maria Uribe ( назад)
After going through some hard times in my life I decided I wanted to go to
art school as it would help me cope with stress instead of going to regular
school. However my parents think math is more important and will keep me in
my school even when it makes me depressed, good job parents! I really think
factorization will come in handy in the future when I realize I'm broke and

Автор Exubor ( назад)
why dont schools just end

Автор ALT ER LOVE ( назад)
Aye, I follow this kid on instagram.

Автор Lucy Woodley ( назад)
im 13 and I am now being home schooled

Автор DavidDatOneBear •-• ( назад)
I swear I had a very similar Idea he had 😱😱😱 but I didn't chose to
follow it😂

Автор G.E.W.H ( назад)
This kid is lucky, I'm 13 stuck in the centre of London being public
schooled until i'm 16. I'm old enough to make my own decisions however I am
not permitted. And what kills me the most is I only get enough time to see
a park once every 2 weeks and when I do it is surrounded by parents with
babies screaming and trees withered by the pollution.

Автор Ariana Sirmans ( назад)
I did too

Автор KingZ ( назад)
I almost couldn't tell if it was a boy or girl.

Автор MrDoom ( назад)
You don't HAVE to have religion in your life to be happy, at least some
people don't.

Автор 2 thug 4 yo bitch ( назад)
im going to be a criminal when i grow up, since that is the only thing i
got good enough grades for.

Автор Stinger_06 _ ( назад)
Guys watch I just sued tej school system it's so true

Автор Kelp'Cs ( назад)
I live near him

Автор Littleguy Appleby ( назад)
Everything I have been taught in the past 4 years of my middle school and
high school career could be cut in half and I will still in the same place
in the future.

Schools don't focus on teaching, they place kids who could be the next
Beethoven in a 2 period brick (over 1 hour) in a room to have a teacher
talk at them about algebra.

Автор Dori Thaxton ( назад)
I dont get why we have ELA for 7 in my school we literly have no use we
just learn the same thing over again or atleast can we work on cursive cuz
nearly everyone I know cant write in cursive including me there is so much
we could be learning

Автор Zevbo goobman ( назад)
great speaker for a 13 year old. Not particularly interesting but not a bad

Автор Anthony Duran ( назад)
To be honest I thought it was a girl

Автор Diego Antonio Figueroa Bernal ( назад)
I watched this while doing homework! Wow

Автор Sidd ( назад)
This chick is thick af

Автор gary dubrall ( назад)
i just wish he knew he was born into white entitlement and that he should
try to get what he has to every child, especially kids being born into and
brought up in dysfunctional environments. he is a smart kid but he needs to
know that not every kid has parents like his and maybe he could figure out
a way to help them.

Автор John Shephard ( назад)
I smell privilege...

Автор Varun Sharma ( назад)
This sounds like the type of education system that i always wanted. What i
want to change in system is that education should be by websites like
khanacademy.but the thing that khan academy is missing is that people
should firstly go out in world and do whatever work that clicks in their
mind and learn it as an apprentice .then they would naturally want to lknow
whatever they are getting skilled of,what is the root of things.like if
someone starts working in shoe factory .then they will be curious of what
are shoes resin made of,or how leather tanning organic chemistry works so
due to this curiosity children will go to khan academy and start learning
chemistry due to their inner desire so they will learn it at a very fast
pace also.this way they will also know why some ind

Автор Alyce Laysan ( назад)
He is amazing! Sooo many words to learn, and he looks so comfortable in
front of an audience. Yes, I thought he was a girl too, but good on him. Be
who you want to be!

Автор Zabidab Khan ( назад)
dude cut ur hair

Автор CR7 Messi ( назад)
i fuckin love this kid

Автор Boris Popovich ( назад)
This is a boy? Gees...

Автор The EniGmazZ ( назад)
Kid looks like a girl... just saying

Автор Noctis Lucis Caelum ( назад)
I'm fucking bored of college right now. It's all bout reading crappy books
that learns you nothing about real life, It's a total waste of time

Автор RedTongueLizard ( назад)
no offence to cwa

Автор RedTongueLizard ( назад)
my old public school kraxberger in gladstone and john wetten elemantary,
had the nicest teachers. They knew how to teach

Автор Niko G ( назад)
The entire education system needs to change completely.. Can someone tell
me why we cram 20+ children in a class, to be taught by someone who - odds
are - doesn't want to be there. We are using the same system for schooling
that we were before televisions were around. Now with the internet and so
much innovation, why exactly are we still packing kids like sardines in a
hell hole?

Public schools are closer to jails than learning institutions with all the
violence, bullying and lack of care from staff. There needs to be a
complete overhaul, a complete reworking of the system based on the
technology and capabilities we have in 2016. Time to get out of the dark

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